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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 We Are Not the Same Anymore
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'We are Not the Same Anymore is a collection of short fiction about people trying to connect with each other and the difficulties of finding intimacy. In these stories, Chris Somerville plays out the small catastrophes of everyday life, cutting his characters adrift in the uneasiness that ensues. A man turns up at his daughter's birthday party with a goldfish in an ice-cream container. On the way to collect firewood, a woman and her teenaged neighbour crash in a snowstorm. An unwilling son helps his sister and father put up posters for a missing dog named Michael. Familiar and endearing, Somerville's characters are consumed with their own neuroses, and through their eyes, the landscape of the domestic becomes surreal and dully terrifying. Suffused with a dark humour, their struggles for intimacy are recreated on the page with a deft and affectionate touch.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my father, Ian David Somerville
  • Epigraph:
    I wish simply to record that right now
    life is madly good and please note
    this is not at all whit I had come to expect.

    -Marian Waller

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Works about this Work

Exploring the Still-Life Turning Point Mollie Murray , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 244-245)

— Review of We Are Not the Same Anymore Chris Somerville , 2013 selected work short story
Chris Somerville : We Are Not the Same Anymore Angela E. Andrewes , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 351 2013;

— Review of We Are Not the Same Anymore Chris Somerville , 2013 selected work short story
Untitled Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Song in the Dark Christine Howe , 2013 single work novel ; We Are Not the Same Anymore Chris Somerville , 2013 selected work short story
Untitled Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23-24 March 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of We Are Not the Same Anymore Chris Somerville , 2013 selected work short story
So Many Paths That Wind and Wind Stuart Glover , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2013;
Untitled Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23-24 March 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of We Are Not the Same Anymore Chris Somerville , 2013 selected work short story
Untitled Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Song in the Dark Christine Howe , 2013 single work novel ; We Are Not the Same Anymore Chris Somerville , 2013 selected work short story
Chris Somerville : We Are Not the Same Anymore Angela E. Andrewes , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 351 2013;

— Review of We Are Not the Same Anymore Chris Somerville , 2013 selected work short story
[Untitled] Helen Dinmore , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , June no. 400 2013; (p. 46)

— Review of We Are Not the Same Anymore Chris Somerville , 2013 selected work short story
Promise of Things Foretold James Ley , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 June 2013; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Letters to the End of Love Yvette Walker , 2013 single work novel ; We Are Not the Same Anymore Chris Somerville , 2013 selected work short story
So Many Paths That Wind and Wind Stuart Glover , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2013;
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